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Wireless needs (work)

subtitle: Do we need wireless? Wireless needs a lot of work! ;) ...Wireless networks: "why, when and where" of WLANs

 

This is a "not-very-serious lecture" for introducing issues and benefits of wireless networking

(it also contains some polls/questionnaires to check the background knowledge of the audience)

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Open training on wireless

This presentation summarize the experience of 7 years of training on wireless networking at the ICTP (Trieste, Italy).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Spread Spectrum radio technologies

This lecture is a theoretical introduction to the "spread spectrum" technology, with simple examples to understand how it works. It discusses the difference between SS and narrow-band radio, and between direct sequence and frequency hopping SS. There are also two short appendixes on Antenna Basics and Power Budget Calculation.

Fulvio Postogna, Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
WirelessWeb

A crazy lecture on "why web developers should care about wireless networking", presented at a conference on web technologies.

It presents briefly (20 minutes) what wireless networking is (with some hints on mobile web browsing), then discuss about "ZeroConf" (10 minutes) and finally introduces the basics of web-designing with XHTML and CSS.

Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Network management with Nagios

Wireless networks, just like any other network, need management and monitoring.

Sebastian Buettrich 2 hours with lab English 30 Aug 09
Introduction to WiFi

This is a basic introduction to using WiFi for wide area networks. Link types (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, etc.) as well as radio operating modes (master, managed, ad-hoc) are covered.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Rob Flickenger 1 hour English 24 May 09
Wireless Security and Monitoring

A combined wireless security and network monitoring talk that covers 802.11 security features, encryption basics, and open source security and monitoring tools.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Rob Flickenger 2 hours English 24 May 09
A long-distance link in Malawi

A case study of the 2008 ICTP / Blantyre Polytechnic / Blantyre College of Medicine joint project to build a long distance WiFi network. The network connects Blantyre to Mangochi, spanning a distance of about 160 km.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Rob Flickenger, Steve Okay, Carlo Fonda, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Anthony Muyepa 30 minutes English 24 May 09
Creating local Debian/Ubuntu repositories with apt-mirror

Short guide on how to create, configure and use local Ubuntu repositories.

 

This might need more detail and examples.

Please feel free to comment and improve!

sebastian buettrich 1 hour English 25 Aug 09
Intro to RF and dB math

Slideshow presented at AfNOG 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

It is a very quick introduction to the physical basis of telecommunications, many concepts are briefly introduced, like i.e.: e.m. waves (amplitude, frequency, ...), RF signals (power, modulation, ...), power measurement, spectrum analysis, dB (math, examples, Alexander Bell).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 30 minutes English 19 Sep 09